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In the introduction and analysis part, the author holds a discourse on Shôninki in a systematical way. While it seems self-explanatory that the information contained in Shôninki is based on ancient strategic discourses from China, the author shows for the first time that Shôninki, a 17th century Ninjutsu treatise, also incorporates Japanese warrior knowledge accumulated for centuries as well as new philosophical and rational ideas of the time.

A selected number of important terms found within Shôninki can be found in the below listed glossary:

Kishûryû    Kishûryû - also known as Shin-Kusunokiryû specialized in sekkô (scouting) and ninjutsu (espionage) - was founded by Natori Masazumi the author of Shôninki itself and Shôninki is therefore regarded as its main text. Natori Masazumi was originally soke (head) of Natoriryû, but it seems that after he got personally influenced by Kusunokiryû and employed in the Kishû domain as instructor for scouts and espionage 1654, Kishûryû might have become the amalgam of own roots and other ideas.

Natoriryû        A school specialized in gunpô (strategy) and ninjutsu (espionage) and Natori Masazumi, the author of Shôninki, its third soke (head). It emerged from the realm of Kôshûryû, since its founder was a retainer from Kôshû.

Dakkônin    Meaning language specialist“ - described in Shôninki. Dakkônin is a concept that has its roots in Kusunokiryû.

Kiichihôgenryû ...coming soon

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